CARES Federal Emergency Relief Grant Reporting

Information regarding UW-Stout's CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
In this Section

As required under Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), the University of Wisconsin-Stout is required to make available the following information regarding the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students within 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation and updated every 45 days thereafter.

Federal Emergency Relief Grant - 30 Day Report
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    • On April 13, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
    • On April 28, 2020, UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of 5/26/2020: $1,496,880
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 5/26/2020: 4450
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 5/26/2020: 1496
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site and emails were sent to students notifying them of the awarding process and a link to a Qualtrics survey was provided. The application indicated that online only and International students were excluded from this funding. UW-Stout awarded $1000 in CARES grant funds to one pre-defined group; Pell eligible students, as they have the highest need. Other awards are based on a CARES Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
Federal Emergency Relief Grant - 45 Day Report
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    • On April 13, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
    • On April 28, 2020, UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of 7/9/2020: $1,919,675
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 7/9/2020: 4454
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 7/9/2020: 1834
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site and emails were sent to students notifying them of the awarding process and a link to a Qualtrics survey was provided. The application indicated that online only and International students were excluded from this funding. UW-Stout awarded $1000 in CARES grant funds to one pre-defined group; Pell eligible students, as they have the highest need. Other awards are based on a CARES Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
Federal Emergency Relief Grant - 45 Day Report (FINAL)
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    • On April 13, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
    • On April 28, 2020, UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of 8/20/2020: $2,476,303 (Fully distributed to students)
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 8/20/2020: 3894
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 8/20/2020: 2464
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site and emails were sent to students notifying them of the awarding process and a link to a Qualtrics survey was provided. The application indicated that online only and International students were excluded from this funding. UW-Stout awarded $1000 in CARES grant funds to one pre-defined group; Pell eligible students, as they have the highest need. A second pre-defined group of students was awarded based on their high level of need and intent to return. Other awards are based on a CARES Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
    • $1,413,000 was awarded to Pell recipients
    • $505,378 was awarded to non Pell recipients up to an EFC of 12,005, who also showed an intent to return
    • $557,925 was awarded based on the applications received by the Dean of Students office
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
HEERF II Federal Emergency Relief Grant - April 2021 Report
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
    • On January 19, 2021 the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
    • On March 17, 2021 UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(4) and ARP (a)(4) programs as of the date of the submission.
    • As of April 12, 2021: $2,454,150
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
    • As of April 12, 2021: 5,304
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
    • As of April 12, 2021: 2,162
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(1) programs.
    • Undergraduates must be registered for 6+ credits. Graduate students must be registered for 5+ credits. Undergraduates and Graduates must have a zero to 10,600 EFC.
    • Pell recipients received $1,500 award
    • Others received $500 award
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site. Awards were based on an Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

 

As of 4/12/2021

  • Total Amount of Funds Received: $2,476,303
  • Total Amount Distributed to Students: $2,454,150
  • Total Number of Students who have received HEERF II CRRSAA Grant funds: 2,162
  • Estimated Total Number of Title IV-Eligible Students Enrolled Spring 2021: 5,304
HEERF II Federal Emergency Relief Grant - July 2021 (FINAL)
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
    • On January 19, 2021 the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
    • On March 17, 2021 UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(4) and ARP (a)(4) programs as of the date of the submission.
    • As of July 8, 2021: $2,476,303 (fully spent as of 4/30/2021)
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
    • As of July 8, 2021: 4,848
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
    • As of July 8, 2021: 2,206
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(1) programs.
    • Undergraduates must be registered for 6+ credits. Graduate students must be registered for 5+ credits. Undergraduates and Graduates must have a zero to 11,114 EFC. (This was expanded from the original criteria.)
    • Pell recipients received $1,500 award
    • Others received $500 award
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site. Awards were based on an Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 7/08/2021 (FINAL)

  • Total Amount of Funds Received: $2,476,303
  • Total Amount Distributed to Students: $2,476,303 (Fully spent by April 30, 2021)
  • Total Number of Students who have received HEERF II CRRSAA Grant funds: 2,206
  • Estimated Total Number of Title IV-Eligible Students Enrolled Spring 2021: 4,848
HEERF III Federal Emergency Relief Grant - Sept 2021 Report

HEERFIII or ARP

 

  1. On 4/13/2020, UW-Stout signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All student emergency aid funding authorized under the CARES Act (HEERF I) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) (HEERF II) has been disbursed, and the final reports for those funds were submitted. In addition to the CARES Act (HEERF I) and CRRSAA (HEERF II) funding administered, UW-Stout will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (HEERF III) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 
  1. On 5/25/2021, UW-Stout received an award of $7,260,499 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (HEERF III).
  1. For the quarter ending September 30, 2021, $267,809.27 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been distributed to students under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III). (These expenditures were to Pell grant recipients attending in Summer term.)
  1. An estimated total of 1,797 students at UW-Stout are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III).
  1. For the quarter ending September 30, 2021, a total of 490 UW-Stout students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III). Priority was given to students with exceptional need as determined by the FAFSA. (474 of the 478 Pell grants students received funding. An additional 16 students received funds after submitting an application to the Dean of Students requesting emergency funds, for a total of 490.)

To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III), UW-Stout students were required to be:

-Summer 2021:

All Pell students enrolled in summer coursework received $500

 

-Fall, Spring 2021-2022:

Demonstrating significant financial need arising from the COVID-19 pandemic via

receipt of a Federal Pell Grant during the 2021-22 year

Enrolled at least half-time

 Self-certification on an institutional application- Dean of Students Office

EFC range from 0-15,000 received $3000 for the year

EFC range $15,001-20,000 received $1500 for the year

Students who notified the financial aid office or had applied for December 2021 graduation, received their entire award in the fall term

Student awarded by the block grant process were given a choice to have the funds disburse directly to their account or to be refunded directly to the student.

Applications submitted to the Dean of Students Office and approved, allow students to choose to have the funds disburse to their account or refund directly to the student.

(Fall funds began disbursing after 09/30/2021 and will be reflected in a future report.)

 

  1. Guidance from the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid

Guidance:

https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/student-services/dean-students/emergency-funds-students

Emergency Application:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx